I can no longer throw away paper scraps for it might become a part of my bestiary. It is quite spare at the moment (the papercutting part of it), but more imaginary animals will soon join the family.
It all began with a creamy chocolate candy: I started making truffles to hand out to family and friends at Christmas about five years ago and that offering called for a nice wrapping…
The first papercuttings were very basic. I made leaves and other simple forms as you can see in the image above. It eventually evolved into more complex creatures but never as intricate as these incredibly detailed works. I think it would drive me crazy to cut to such precision and as impressed as I am with these beautiful pieces, I also like the simplicity of my little beasts. I don’t know if it is due to their chocolaty origins, but they all turned out with round bellies.
Paper Works (PDF): contemporary artists and designers working with paper like Chris Natrop and Mariam Londoño.
Have a good weekend!